August Wilson’s Seven Guitars

The course offers a deeper understanding of Wilson’s Seven Guitars, which is being staged by the Milwaukee Rep March 7-April 2. We will examine its place in Wilson’s “Pittsburgh Cycle” of 10 plays, one for each decade of the 20th century, and discuss the “Four B’s” that Wilson identifies as his influences: Jorge Luis Borges, Romare Bearden, Amiri Baraka, and The Blues. Copies of the play are available in the Milwaukee Public Library system and for purchase through Boswell Books and Amazon. Students are asked to read the play before the first session.

Dates and locations to be announced.


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